The Gain Line

The Gain Line – Week Commencing: Dec 8th



Seconds super home win over league leaders

Connacht Junior 2 League

Creggs Rugby  16,   OLBC RFC  12.

Creggs 2nds produced a tremendous display to defeat league leaders OLBC in Sunday’s Connacht Junior 2 League clash. 


Pos Team Played W D L PF PA Diff BP Ded Pts

1 OLBC 5 4 0 1 106 92 14 1 0 17

2 Connemara 5 3 0 2 179 102 77 2 0 14

3 Tuam 4 3 0 1 88 73 15 1 0 13

4 Creggs 5 3 0 2 69 89 -20 1 0 13

5 Oughterard 5 3 0 2 113 123 -10 0 0 12

6 Galwegians 5 2 0 3 122 54 68 3 0 11

7 Claremorris 6 2 0 4 84 126 -42 1 0 9

8 NUIG 3 2 0 1 68 48 20 0 0 8

9 Sligo 5 2 0 3 60 144 -84 0 0 8

10 Loughrea 5 0 0 5 46 84 -38 2 -1 1

 Both teams deserve great credit for their total commitment in a game which was in the balance right to the end.

 Creggs got off to a good start with ace outhalf Ger Heneghan landing two well-struck penalties to give the home side a 6 nil lead by the end of the opening quarter.

 Creggs had dominated the early exchanges but OLBC hit back with a fine try by elusive centre Dave Prior, which Conor Flynn converted to edge the Galway city team in front for the first time.

 Shortly after halftime Ger Heneghan added another penalty goal to put Creggs ahead once more, but OLBC responded with some rousing play which tested the Creggs defence to the limit.

 However, just when it seemed that an OLBC score was inevitable, A great team break-out effort saw Creggs swept upfield for Ger Heneghan to score an excellent try under the posts. He duly converted to bring his personal tally to 16 points for the day.

 OLBC threw everything into attack in the final quarter and Dave Prior sliced through the Creggs defence to reduce the deficit to four points with eight minutes remaining.

 However,Creggs defended heroically to hold on for a victory which was a huge boost to this rapidly improving squad of players. 

 The halfback combination of Stephen Crehan and Ger Heneghan worked very well, while the midfield defence by Johnnie Blighe and Ruiri O Brolochain stopped OLBC in their tracks every time. On the wings, Conor Gore and John Scroope were rock solid throughout, while Barry Egan also impressed with a powerful display at fullback.

 Up front, the front-row of Paul Mc Neill, Peter Heavey and Tommy Curley got through an amount of work, while Declan Nee and captain Kevin Rushe led the forward unit impressively. Daniel Butt revelled in the backrow, alongside veteran Mattie Corcoran and the energetic openside Michael Feeley.

 The replacements all made significant contributions to this victory, with Micheal Glennon, Damien Nolan and Brian Coady adding renewed energy to the pack when called into action.

 Creggs 2nds have a full programme of game in January, with a home Connacht League game against Sligo scheduled for next Sunday. 

Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights with returning and new players always welcome. Contact Team Manager Sean Brandon or Coaches: Bernard Kilcommins, Mattie Corcoran, and Vincent Collins.

Creggs Rugby: Barry Egan, Conor Gore, Ruairi O Brolochain, Johnnie Blighe, John Scroope, Ger Heneghan, Stephen Crehan, Tommy Curley, Peter Heavey, Paul Mc Neill, Declan Nee, Kevin Rushe, Daniel Butt, Michael Feeley, Mattie Corcoran, Brian Coady, Damien Nolan, Seamus Collins, Micheal Glennon, Graham Curran, and Matthew Butt.

Creggs Firsts v NUIG in First Round of Junior Cup

Creggs First team training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights, as they prepare for the first round of the Connacht Junior Cup v NUIG this Sunday (14th.) in Creggs at 2pm. NUIG defeated Dunmore RFC by 13 – 7 in the preliminary round last Sunday.

Please come along to Creggs and support the lads in the Connacht Junior Cup this Sunday.



Pos Team Played W D L PF PA Diff BP Ded Pts

1 Creggs 10 8 1 1 184 95 89 4 0 38

2 Tuam 10 4 2 4 197 137 60 8 0 28

3 Castlebar 9 5 1 3 181 129 52 5 0 27

4 NUIG 8 5 1 2 186 149 37 3 0 25

5 Corinthians 9 5 0 4 185 140 45 4 -1 23

6 Ballinrobe 9 3 0 6 150 203 -53 4 0 16

7 Corrib 9 2 1 6 85 244 -159 0 0 10

8 Dunmore 8 1 0 7 130 201 -71 4 -1 7

The Creggs First team is currently going very well – top of the Connacht League, with three away games and one home fixture left to play. The team has also has qualified for the Curley Cup Final v Corinthians on march 30th.


Under-14’s had impressive home win

Connacht Under-14 A League:

Creggs RFC  39,   Westport RFC  5.

Creggs U14’s kept up their quest for a top two place in the league with a win over Westport RFC last Saturday afternoon in Creggs. Lying joint top of the league now, Creggs will play a very important game against Galwegians RFC in two weeks with both teams currently sitting on top of the league in their last league game.


Pos Team Played W D L PF PA Diff Ded Pts

1 Galwegians Blue 7 6 0 1 212 53 159 0 24

2 Creggs 7 6 0 1 205 77 128 0 24

3 Corinthians 7 6 0 1 150 65 85 0 24

4 Ballinasloe 7 5 0 2 188 85 103 0 20

5 Westport 7 3 0 4 119 164 -45 0 12

6 Ballina 7 2 0 5 139 162 -23 0 8

7 Sligo 7 2 0 5 118 217 -99 0 8

8 Buccaneers 8 2 0 6 84 204 -120 0 8

9 Monivea 7 0 0 7 52 240 -188 0 0

Creggs scored 4 first half tries through Edimar Fimho, Ben Johnson (2)  and Aodhan Looby to one try for Westport leaving the half time score 20-5 and in The second half Creggs kept up the pressure and further tries from Edimar Fimho (2), Ryan Conlon and 2 conversions from Cormac Dolan left the final score 39-5

 Very prominent for Creggs up front were Aidan Hoare, Tomas Tiernan, Ciaran Purcell, Michal McAteer and Leigh Kilcoyne while out the backs DJ Hession, Oisin O Beirne, Daniel O Shaughnessy, Jack Fleming and Senan Lambe and Andy Quinn did especially well in both attack and defence.

 Training continues Tuesday at 6.50 pm in Lisnamult. New players always welcome.

 Creggs Under-14’s are down to play fellow table-toppers Galwegians Blue in Creggs, the week-end after next, where a win would most likely leave them top of the Connacht League, as Corinthians, the other team in joint-top, have a 43 worse points difference.

Creggs Rugby: Tomas Tiernan, Sean Curley, Michael McAteer, Aidan Hoare, Ben Johnson, Ciaran Purcell, Edimar Fimho, Leigh Kilcoyne, Cormac Dolan, DJ Hession, Jack Fleming, Aodhan Looby, Shane Walsh, Oisin O Beirne, Ryan Conlon, Senan Lambe, Logan Gore, Daniel Hughes, Andy Quinn, Cormac Feeley, Daniel O Shaughnessy, Patrick Keane.

Another big away win for Under-18.5’s 

Connacht Under-18.5 A League:

Westport RFC  12,     Creggs RFC  22.

Creggs Under-18.5’s continued their recent good form with a hard fought win over Westport RFC last Sunday in Westport. The game was very lucky to be given the go ahead with the hard ground and it proved to be a very physical battle but the Creggs boys pulled out an impressive second half to take the points and continue their pursuit of a league final place for the second year running.

 Creggs showed their early intention to move the ball wide from the very first moment and took the lead after 5 minutes when Shane Purcell chipped the on rushing defense and gathered the ball himself to score under the posts which he converted to take a 7-0 lead. It was from there on that Westport took control of the possession with their bigger pack and scored two quick tries to take a 12-7 lead. 

 Creggs regathered the momentum and good work upfront by Aaron Glennon, Adam Finnerty and Amuray Duarte put Creggs back in control up front and were unlucky on the stroke of half time when the forwards  recycled the ball close to the Westport line and just lost control as they went over the line leaving the half time score 12-7 to the home side.

 Creggs began the second half well and when Eoghan Coyle made a break and off loaded to Shane Purcell who beat two defenders and off-loaded inside it looked like a score was inevitable but the slippy ball just eluded Aodha hession and the opportunity was gone and it looked like it might be one of those days.

 However, Creggs were now beginning to put some phases together and up front Danny Arnold, Conor Rohan, John Martin and Killian Higgins were making ground in attack and the Creggs backs were moving much better with Aodha Hession proving a great link and Mairtin Quinn testing the opposition out wide on numerous occasions. Creggs scored tries in the second half through Tim Lambe, Matthew Curley and Jason Hoare and ran out 22-12 winners.


Pos Team Played W D L PF PA Diff Ded Pts

1 Ballina 9 8 0 1 138 90 48 0 32

2 Creggs 8 7 0 1 229 100 129 0 28

3 Buccaneers 6 5 0 1 168 71 97 0 20

4 Oughterard 8 5 0 3 171 116 55 0 20

5 Galwegians 6 4 0 2 131 68 63 0 16

6 NUIG 8 4 0 4 156 123 33 0 16

7 Corinthians 6 3 0 3 156 77 79 0 12

8 Sligo 7 2 0 5 106 160 -54 0 8

9 Westport 7 1 0 6 80 206 -126 0 4

10 Castlebar 7 1 0 6 34 181 -147 0 4

11 Ballinrobe 7 0 0 7 60 227 -167 0 0

Creggs Under-18.5’s will play Oughterard at home in two weeks in a must win game to keep up their efforts for Connacht League success. 

The Under-18.5’s and Under-20’s train with the senior teams on Friday nights. New players always welcome.


Please support our Youth teams in their games this coming weekend.

Creggs Under-13’s will play Ballinasloe RFC in Creggs next Saturday at 1.30pm. Please note that all Under-12 players must play for the Under-12’s in the Blitz v Ballinasloe, to be eligible to play for the Under-13’s v Ballinasloe RFC. 

 Training continues for Under-13’s on Tuesdays at 6.50pm at the Lisnamult astroturf. New players always welcome. 

Creggs Under-15’s will play Castlebar RFC in Creggs next Sunday at 1pm. 

 Under-15 Training every Thursday evening at 6.50pm on the Astro Turf in Lisnamult. New players always welcome.

Creggs Under-16’s had their Connacht League Quarter Final v Monivea RFC was postponed last weekend due to a frozen pitch and the game will be replayed next Saturday evening at 5.30pm under lights in Creggs.

  Training continues for Under-16’s on Thursdays at 6.50pm at the Lisnamult astroturf. New players always welcome. 


Pos Team Played W D L PF PA Diff Ded Pts

1 Creggs 5 4 0 0 44 5 39 0 20

2 Sligo 5 4 0 0 79 42 37 0 20

3 Claremorris 5 3 0 2 93 55 38 0 16

4 Ballina 5 2 0 3 41 96 -55 0 12

5 Castlebar 5 1 0 4 27 86 -59 0 4

6 Carrick 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0

Creggs Under-17’s  will play Carrick on Shannon RFC next Sunday in the Connacht Under-17 League at 12pm in Carrick on Shannon.


Creggs Minis will welcome Buccaneers RFC for a Blitz next Saturday with a 10.30am kick off in Creggs.  New players always welcome at all ages from Under-7 to Under-12 boys. 

 Girls Mini Rugby in the club is being restructured and a new committee is being formed to promote and grow the game for girls. 

 More info on: / Facebook: Creggs RFC / Phone: 089 7078296.


The Creggs Rugby Lotto Draw numbers this week were: 18, 21, 24, 31. There was no winner of the jackpot, which now rises to €6,400 for the next weekly draw. 

 The winner of the Lucky Dip draw this week was Kate & Ruairi McCormack 

 Please support the Creggs Rugby Lotto, as we develop our new training and playing facilities for all our Mini, Youths, Schools and Senior Players. Your support is much appreciated!

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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Creggs RFC Give it a try fo girls aged 8 to 14 continues next monday at 7pm in Creggs.

Why not turn up and learn a new game and make new friends in a fun environment. New players welcome anytime during the 8 week program.

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